Quake hits off coast of Central America

Lidier Esquivel, the head of disaster prevention at the National Emergency Commission, ruled out a tsunami risk for Costa Rica at a press conference Thursday. Waves reaching three metres high might hit the coastal areas within 300km of the quake's ep... More..

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by | Friday, November 25, 2016

In fight for Mosul, an effort to bridge divide with Sunnis

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari further commented on the participation of Iranian forces in Syri...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Iran warns of reaction to renewal of decades-old sanction

Khamenei was directly responding to the House's vote last week to extend sanctions on Iran for 10 years under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. Khamenei, who supported the 2015 deal, accused the United States...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Brexit is going to wreck Britain's economic growth next year, Chancellor warns

Philip Hammond did not begin his first speech as Chancellor with all guns blazing, instead he chose to acknowledge the need to make the United Kingdom economy "resilient" for leaving the EU. During Hammond's op...More..

UK serial killer convicted of murdering 3 men he met online
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

UK serial killer convicted of murdering 3 men he met online

Prosecutors say Stephen Port invited the men, all in their 20s, to his home, where he gave them lethal doses of the psychoactive drug GHB so he could rape them while they were unconscious. He insisted that work...More..

Donald Trump Orders Supporters To Cease Harassment Of Minorities
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Donald Trump Orders Supporters To Cease Harassment Of Minorities

The latter item, of course, is referring to Trump's response to journalist Lesley Stahl's question about whether the U.S. Justice Department will follow up on his campaign promise to "lock up" Hillary Clint...More..

PM Modi aiming for cashless economy: Naidu
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

PM Modi aiming for cashless economy: Naidu

Taking opposition unity out of Parliament and onto the streets, opposition parties issued a call for a nationwide protest against demonetisation on November 28, to be observed as "Aakhrosh Diwas". As Congress, ...More..

Turkey sacks 15000 more people as part of coup probe
by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Turkey sacks 15000 more people as part of coup probe

Those accused are often left unable to find other work and ostracised in their community, with Turkish media reports saying some have committed suicide before being put on trial. At the same time, German media ...More..

by | Thursday, November 24, 2016

President-elect softens hard-line approach to Clinton, climate change

If not, well, Trump supporters may soon learn a lesson Clinton voters figured out a long time ago: You can't win "em all". The President-elect was downright magnanimous toward his longtime Democratic foes. ...More..

by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pressure on South Korea's Park mounts as massive crowd demands she quit

Ms Choi is now under arrest on charges of fraud and abuse of power. Protesters also marched on a road in front of the palace gate and near the Blue House, the mountainside presidential office and residence, c...More..

Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power
by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

Tokyo , Nov. 12 (Jiji Press)-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his visiting Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, travelled on a Shinkansen bullet train together from Tokyo to the western Japan city of Ko...More..

Obama, Russia's Putin speak at economic summit in Peru
by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Obama, Russia's Putin speak at economic summit in Peru

President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation since Donald Trump was elected the next US pre...More..

by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Donald Trump Outlines Policy Plan For First 100 Days

The President-elect released a video discussing his plans. "Our transition team is working very smoothly, efficiently and effectively, truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed are being broug...More..

Aleppo: Eyewitness describes aftermath of hospital attack
by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Aleppo: Eyewitness describes aftermath of hospital attack

Worldwide concern has mounted since Damascus began a ferocious assault last Tuesday in an attempt to recapture eastern Aleppo. However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a Britain-based war monitor...More..

Iraqi Special Forces Pause in Mosul Push Due to Poor Weather
by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Iraqi Special Forces Pause in Mosul Push Due to Poor Weather

Human Rights Watch (HRW ) said at least 37 men suspected of being affiliated with Islamic State had been detained by Iraqi and Kurdish forces from checkpoints, villages, screening centres and camps for displace...More..

Ondo polls: Yoruba group calls for postponement
by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ondo polls: Yoruba group calls for postponement

Yakubu said the yet to be resolved political parties' crisis does not warrant postponement of the election. He said: "We are all aware of what happened during the last INEC conducted election in Edo State, wh...More..

Trump aide: No plan to pursue charges against Clinton
by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trump aide: No plan to pursue charges against Clinton

It was a Donald trump hit job. The group - University of Austin professor Jeffrey Tulis, University of Texas Law School professor Sanford Levinson, and University of Texas professor Jeremi Suri - said it is the...More..

by | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

South Africa's Ramaphosa says has given ratings agencies positive news

Earlier, the ANCYL's parent group, the African National Congress (ANC), welcomed the proposal which it said would help reduce prolonged and violent strikes. He said the minimum wage was yet another form of incr...More..

by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nigel Farage: 'Our country needs to make amends' with Trump

The Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday that ministers will seek Farage's advice because they have no links to the president-elect's inner circle. He has been a vocal supporter of several Trump policies and ...More..

by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Congressional Democrats Call On Trump To Fire Bannon

Representatives Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Heights, Tim Ryan of the Niles area, and Joyce Beatty of the Columbus area were among 169 Democrats who signed a letter on Wednesday that...More..

by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sanders calls on Trump to apologize for campaign rhetoric

Reid's acrimonious course. During the 2012 campaign, he even said on the Senate floor that "the word is out" that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney "has not paid any taxes for 10 years". The Senator was firm...More..

Brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up sky around globe
by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up sky around globe

The moon reached its peak luminescence in North America before dawn Monday. Its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific was Monday night. But what makes this moon special is that it becomes full at just about th...More..

Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang'
by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Four dead after police helicopter 'shot down by gang'

Rio de Janeiro State Security Secretary Roberto Sá announced that the military police will remain in the area for an "undetermined" period of time. On Sunday, the bodies of seven young men were found by reside...More..

by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Germany's Angela Merkel Says She'll Run For Fourth Term In 2017

The result is that she'll be running in what are "exceptionally hard and, one can also say uncertain times". SPD chairman Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Economy Minister and Vice Chancellor, accused Merkel and F...More..

by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Steve Bannon: 'I'm Not a White Nationalist'

Meanwhile, your defenses of Bannon and the Alt Right only illustrate my point that the prolife Christian Trump defender will not make an inch of progress toward getting Trump to do anything about aborti...More..

Nissan suspends work at Fukushima engine plant after quake
by | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nissan suspends work at Fukushima engine plant after quake

It warned people along the coast to move to higher ground. In 2011, the Tohoku Earthquake and ensuing tsunami created a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant, which is still causing problems. The Japan...More..

South Africa seals big win in 2nd test, clinches series
by | Monday, November 21, 2016

South Africa seals big win in 2nd test, clinches series

It's only the second day-night test ever played in Australia , 12 months after a low-scoring win over New Zealand in the first. Captain Steve Smith indicated selectors were not delivering the teams he wanted...More..

Trump Swiftly Settles Trump University Lawsuits for $25 Million
by | Monday, November 21, 2016

Trump Swiftly Settles Trump University Lawsuits for $25 Million

Multiple reports have President Elect Donald Trump ready to pay a sum of between an estimated $20 to $25 million to settle the case against Trump University. During his election campaign, Trump said that Curiel...More..

US to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands
by | Monday, November 21, 2016

US to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

Turnbull would not say exactly how many refugees would be resettled in the United States , but said women, children and families would be prioritised. "The approach taken by Australia in transferring refugee...More..

Obama urges European leaders to work with Trump
by | Monday, November 21, 2016

Obama urges European leaders to work with Trump

Over the eight years of his presidency, Barack Obama has dined with Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace, raised a glass of Guinness beer in Ireland and toured the Acropolis in Athens . Earlier, Mr Obama wa...More..

Henrik Stenson wins his 2nd Race to Dubai title
by | Monday, November 21, 2016

Henrik Stenson wins his 2nd Race to Dubai title

Hatton, who secured his first European Tour victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews last month, looked set for another when he holed a bunker shot for a par at the 17th to retain a one-sh...More..

Sen. Stabenow Outlines How Democrats Can Compromise With Trump
by | Monday, November 21, 2016

Sen. Stabenow Outlines How Democrats Can Compromise With Trump

While a majority of Americans think Donald Trump should drop the investigation into Hillary Clinton, almost seven out of 10 of Republicans think the president-elect should continue the probe into his vanquished...More..

Russian Federation launches missile strikes in Syria: Ministry
by | Monday, November 21, 2016

Russian Federation launches missile strikes in Syria: Ministry

The bombardment caused a fire in the children's hospital that put it out of service, and also hit a school in the al-Shaar district and the enclave's blood bank, he added. "Russian jets have not carried out any...More..

by | Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon appointment, keep promises

For 600 of his fans, some of whom waited in line for 12 hours here, it served as a catharsis. Ignoring the defeated nominee, it said the result confirmed "the political elite of both parties, the economists and...More..

by | Sunday, November 20, 2016

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Resigns

Clapper oversees the NSA, the FBI, the CIA and the DEA, as well as 13 other agencies that operate under a total budget of $52 billion with more than 107,000 federal employees reporting under him. In 2013, he ...More..

by | Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fresh Mass Rally Against South Korea's Park Geun-Hye

The prosecution office requested a face-to-face questioning of the scandal-plagued president earlier this week, but Park's attorney delayed it to next week citing lack of preparations. Prosecutors said that the...More..

63 killed in Indian train derailment
by | Sunday, November 20, 2016

63 killed in Indian train derailment

All local hospitals had been placed on alert and around 30 ambulances had been deployed to transport the injured. Passengers remain trapped in rail cars, Zaki Ahmed, Inspector General of Kanpur, told Indian n...More..

by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Japanese PM Confident He Can Build Trust-Based Ties With President-Elect Trump

Abe, set to meet Trump later on Thursday in NY, is expected to be the first foreign leader to do so since the US real estate magnate's election on November 8. The 90-minute meeting was held in an opulent privat...More..

by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nigel Farage, Donald Trump meeting "very productive"

The pair also spoke about returning a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, an idea the new president was receptive to, according to UKIP. This is a man with whom we can do business. Mr Farage h...More..

by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

U.S. intelligence chief stepping down

Clapper has served as the director of national intelligence since August 2010. Clapper is the fourth-ever USA director of National Intelligence. Clapper's office had also accused Russian Federation of hacki...More..

Police respond to 'emergency situation' at Boston University
by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Police respond to 'emergency situation' at Boston University

The Boston Police Department's bomb unit investigated. What police are calling a hoax had authorities evacuating students and closing off Comm Ave at Boston University this morning. She said there were "a...More..

by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Canada open to renegotiating free trade with Trump

A spokeswoman for Trudeau said the prime minister would not be taking questions from the media on Wednesday. "We're ready to come to the table", he said. "He needs to be thinking about mobilizing allies at al...More..

by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

National intelligence director has submitted his resignation

Clapper had previously served during the administrations of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush as the under secretary of defense for intelligence and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, respective...More..

Obama gathers key Europe leaders amid questions about Trump
by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Obama gathers key Europe leaders amid questions about Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that President ...More..

by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

President Duterte: Philippines Will Accept Refugees

President of the Philippine, Rodrigo Duterte has criticized western leaders for closing its borders to refugees. He said he is willing to accept refugees to the Philippines until it gets "filled to the brim". N...More..

President Elect Trump Settles Trump University Lawsuit for $25 Million
by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

President Elect Trump Settles Trump University Lawsuit for $25 Million

Lawyers for the president-elect have been arguing against students who claim they were they were lured by false promises into paying up to US$35,000 to learn Trump's real estate investing "secrets" from his "...More..

Canadian warship helps New Zealanders cope with natural disaster aftermath
by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Canadian warship helps New Zealanders cope with natural disaster aftermath

Mr Key also said he was considering "throwing some money" at an global online campaign to promote Kaikoura once road access had been restored to reassure tourists it was safe to visit as the peak summer seaso...More..

by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

No infighting in transition team: Donald Trump

The wholesale shake-up of Trump's team forced Pence to sign new documents required by law. Trump's team was essentially starting from scratch, scrapping much of the preliminary transition work New Jersey Gov....More..

Trump supporters launch #TrumpCup in protest against Starbucks
by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Trump supporters launch #TrumpCup in protest against Starbucks

Trump supporters are ordering food and drink and telling Starbucks employees their name is Trump , compelling servers to call them to the counter for their orders by shouting out "Trump!" You lost!' - all whil...More..

Second day of questions for Julian Assange in Swedish sex claims case
by | Saturday, November 19, 2016

Second day of questions for Julian Assange in Swedish sex claims case

Assange sought asylum from Ecuador to avoid extradition to Sweden over the accusation, which he denies. He's remained there ever since, running WikiLeaks from inside the embassy. An Ecuadorian prosecutor in t...More..